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Samantha Ballard (credit Rebecca Clarke)

A passion for popular music and making videos have helped UBC harp student Samantha Ballard tap into unconventional—and large—audiences. Samantha Ballard’s arrangements of tunes from Game of Thrones and How to Train Your Dragon have attracted attention from popular and classical audiences. Using social media platforms such as YouTube, Facebook and Twitter, Ballard has developed tools […]

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Bold, Brilliant & Stylish

Framework girls

Women are a force of nature. As the latest contributor to Framework Magazine, the modern girl’s guide to stylish everyday living, I’ve had the pleasure of encountering Vancouver’s finest and fiercest ladies. Enter Larissa Stefani. She’s the mastermind behind Lloyd & Wolf Couture, a limited-run, handcrafted leather accessories company that is winning the hearts of […]

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Harlequin author keeps readers hooked

Nancy Warren

UBC Arts alumna Nancy Warren (BA, ’81) is a leading novelist for Harlequin, the world’s top publisher of romance novels. Warren’s job is to keep readers guessing.

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Undergrad research explores children’s rights

Children outside resort in Siem Reap

While many students spend their summers backpacking throughout Southeast Asia, Lisa Davidson, who graduates this spring with a B.A. in honours anthropology, traveled to Cambodia for an entirely different reason. She wanted to learn about children’s rights and labour, not from a textbook, but in the flesh.

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Road hockey rumbles

Mark McGuckin and Calum MacLeod

Mark McGuckin (BA ’04 Film Production) and Calum MacLeod (BA ’03 Film and TV Studies) are co-hosts, writers, and creative producers of “Road Hockey Rumble,” a reality-based documentary series about legendary hockey towns, age-old rivalries, and the genuine passion for a down-home Canadian game, which premiered Jan. 10 on the Outdoor Life Network.

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